SARASOTA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have been busy signing free agents since training camp opened last month.
Johan Santana is the latest.
The Orioles have agreed with Santana on a one-year minor league deal, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
Santana was at Baltimore’s training complex on Monday, and he posed for a photo with young pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, who sent it out on Instagram.
Chris Davis, who hit a long home run to center field in the Orioles’ 9-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins, liked the idea of signing the left-hander.
“In the past he was one of the best,” Davis said. “Hopefully he can regain his form and be a help for us. There are some things you can’t coach and experience is one of those things, and he definitely brings that to the table.”
Santana threw for the Orioles and several other teams last week in Fort Myers, Florida.
Santana last pitched in the majors in 2012 for the New York Mets. The two-time Cy Young Award winner had a second operation on his left shoulder last year.
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